Durbin

Durbin

A Leitchfield man accused of killing a Lebanon Junction man in 2017 pleaded guilty this week to all charges filed against him.

41-year-old Chad Durbin, of Leitchfield, accepted a plea deal for 25 years in prison on Tuesday for the charges of murder; tampering with physical evidence; and abuse of corpse in relation to the April 1, 2017 shooting death of 66-year-old Robert Hayes, of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.

According to documents filed in the Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by the investigating Kentucky State Police, Hayes was shot seven times by Chad Durbin — two rounds to Hayes’ chest, and then multiple times in the face and head — at a residence on Coy Drane Road.

Court records indicate that Hayes’ body was moved following the shooting and was located more than two weeks later on April 19 in an enclosed trailer on a Frontage Road property.

Durbin is scheduled to be sentenced for the aforementioned charges on May 21 at 1 p.m. in Grayson Circuit Court.

Tiffany Durbin, Chad Durbin's ex-wife, was also criminally charged in relation to Hayes' death and was originally scheduled to be tried alongside her ex-husband.

She declined a plea deal and will now be tried for the charges of complicity to commit murder; tampering with physical evidence; and abuse of corpse in Grayson Circuit Court July 29 through Aug. 2, according to Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk Stacie Blain.

Commonwealth's Attorney for the 46th Circuit Rick Hardin, who is prosecuting the case against the Durbins, said that Chad Durbin will testify at Tiffany Durbin's trial.